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Pondering Forgiveness

                    To truly forgive is more than just 
                        a few words off the tongue
                     More important are the actions 
                        that so loudly then are sung
                   What is forgiveness and who has 
                      found this action of the heart
                That shapes the spirit of the bitter one 
                       in whom those feelings start
                     A lifetime of misery is in store 
                      if you cannot shake the past
                 When those that enter into your life 
                               will truly never last
                For the memories of a love gone bad 
                          will haunt the very soul
               And cause you to refuse to live your life; 
                                   it takes its toll
             The heart will grow more calloused towards 
                             the ones who enter in
                    And ugly words will soon ensue
                           to build the walls within
                     A parting of the ways will then 
                            give in to hanging on
                     Thus causing pain and agony; 
                   another loved one now has gone

A life's lesson for those of us that have a hard time forgiving. 

Janice Elaine Smith
February 15, 2009

Copyright © Janice Smith

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  1. Date: 5/28/2009 6:02:00 AM
    a beautiful poem Janice it is hard sometimes to forgive but with God's help we can forgive in his strength we can do anything, we dont know when Jesus will return but one day we all will be reunited with all our loved ones. God bless you from diane

  1. Date: 5/28/2009 5:37:00 AM
    Beautiful poem Janice - I actually wrote a forgiveness poem quite some time back that I'll post today - It hurt my heart the other day at Walmart but no terms of endearment I just know how much Toni and Michaela and I think of you and I reckon we all make our mistakes - I am Glad that you are happy and I'll try to dig up that poem and repost it - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 5/28/2009 5:25:00 AM
    I like you shaping this narrative and giving such a pleasant read ... good write.